The right combination of nutrient-rich, natural, and fresh ingredients can be extremely helpful in the fight against numerous health problems. A great example for this is the drink presented below. The powerful antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-parasitic properties of this amazing mixture will significantly improve your immune system, purify your blood, and improve blood circulation throughout your entire body. The natural ingredients in this drink work together to help your body resist foreign attacks.
The strong anti-inflammatory properties of this healing spice can be very helpful in the treatment of numerous diseases, including irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, Crohn’s diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and even cancer. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, gets its anti-inflammatory properties from being able to modulate many signaling molecules like pro-inflammatory cytokines.
Recently, curcumin was compared with phenylbutazone in a short-term, double-blind, crossover study involving eighteen young patients who were suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. The results of this study have shown that turmeric was well-tolerated, had no side-effects, and exerted an anti-rheumatic activity similar to that of phenylbutazone as shown by improvement in joint swelling, morning stiffness, and walking time.
Ginger is another ingredient that has numerous health-boosting properties. Ginger rhizome is rich in several constituents that are known for their antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. One recent study about the health benefits of ginger has shown that it has antimicrobial activity against E Coli, Salmonella typhi, and Bacillus subtilis. Additionally, it was also found that ginger can treat numerous diseases through immune-nutrition and anti-inflammatory responses. Also, ginger’s functional ingredients like gingerols, shogaol, and paradols can help prevent various types of cancers, angiogenesis and metastasis, induction of apoptosis, and inhibition of cell-cycle progression.
Regular consumption of garlic significantly reduces the risk of many types of cancer (especially colon and stomach cancer) and strengthens the immune system. Some studies even suggest that garlic elicits an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative response that aids in eradicating an emerging tumor. In addition to this, the high allicin content of garlic has strong antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, which can be very helpful in the fight against common health problems such as cold or flu.
Onions not only provide a powerful flavor to any meal, by they also have numerous medicinal properties. They are rich in vitamin C and their strong antimicrobial properties can be very helpful in the fight against bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections. Also, there are many scientific studies which suggest that onions can strengthen the immune system and reduce the risk of cancer.
Horseradish is commonly used as a condiment due to its extremely pungent flavor. But it also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. The results of one study have shown that horseradish contributes to the cytoprotective cellular effect during inflammation. In addition to this, it was also found that allylisothiocyanate, a potent component of horseradish, has an inhibitory effect on the growth of food poisoning bacteria and fungi. All these health benefits make horseradish a useful ingredient for maintaining proper health.
Some studies published in the last decade have shown that capsaicin, the main component of chili pepper, has anti-inflammatory effects and can help prevent cancer and other serious diseases. Capsaicin seems to have bacteriostatic activity against some Gram-negative bacteria. Additionally, it also inhibits the formation of biofilm, which is essential for bacteria adhesion.
Apple cider vinegar
This superfood is best known for its ability to reduce cholesterol and normalize blood glucose levels. But it also has a strong anti-histamine effect, which can help to break up mucus and clear your system of allergy related symptoms.
THE RECIPE FOR MASTER TONIC
You will need:
- 2 tbsps. turmeric powder
- 2 tbsps. grated horseradish
- 1/4 cup grated ginger
- 2 fresh peppers, the hottest you can find
- 24 ounces apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup finely chopped garlic
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, except for the ACV. Then, transfer the mixture to a mason jar, and pour some ACV until it fills up to the top. The best is when two-thirds of the jar consists of dry ingredients, and the rest is vinegar. Close the jar tightly, then shake the mixture well. It is recommended to keep the jar in a cool, dry place for about two weeks, shaking it several times daily. After 14 days, strain the liquid through a plastic strainer. Store the liquid in amber bottles. You can use the rest of the mixture for cooking.
- You should consume one tablespoon daily.
- You can increase your amount every day until you reach a dose of 1 small liquor glass a day.
- Do not consume the mixture on an empty stomach.
- Do not dilute it with water as it will reduce the health-boosting properties of the tonic.
- It is recommended to eat a slice of lemon or orange after drinking the tonic to ease the potential burning sensation.
- If you are suffering from a serious disease or infection, you should consume 1 tablespoon five times a day.
- This tonic is safe for pregnant women and children if consumed in smaller doses.